CUEI at Brown University’s Swearer Center contributes to the fields of community engagement, engaged scholarship, and social innovation through collaboration with students, faculty, community partners, and institutions of higher education.

Data & Assessment

CUEI aims to improve the fields of community engagement, engaged scholarship and social innovation through reflection using assessment and evaluation tools like the NASCE and NIIICE, two components of the Initiative.

Awards and Classifications

The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which accepted applications through April 15, 2019, and the Lynton and Ehrlich Awards for Engaged Faculty, are two major components of CUEI, the latter in partnership with Campus Compact.


Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement found an administrative home at the Swearer Center with CUEI in 2018. The journal provides a forum to explore issues and reflect on practices relating to the full range of engaged activity.

Convenings, Trainings & Workshops

CUEI hosts a series of convenings, trainings and workshops throughout the year, focused on networking and field-building. These include the Lynton Colloquium, an annual gathering of faculty working on community and academic engagement efforts.